Sometimes I drive along thinking about topics for my blog and I got to thinking about wooden toys and why I choose them. First of all I have to admit that if the majority of MDC mothers do it, I usually follow suit. That is what got me into wood toys, from there I did my research. Here are some reason's, off the top of my head.
1./ They are more the most part more aesthetically pleasing to look at. I will happily set up Everly's wood toys in our living room, but a pile of plastic is just an eyesore to me.
2./ They hold up better. When a wood toy gets used and abused it just looks antiqued... when a plastic toy gets old it looks worn out and grubby.
3./ Plastics have "plasticizer's" in them which aren't good. Things like BPA and phthalates... yucky. Not good for kids.
4./ The act of making a plastic toy creates a lot of pollution. IMO it is worse than using a renewable resource like a tree.
5./ They tend to be simpler in design, which can mean more use of the imagination and less "do-dads" to distract the child.
6./ You really can't find many "junky" wooden toys... on the other hand there are so many plastic toys that are just junk. Stuff that is a novelty for a while and will later end up in a landfill. When you buy a wood toy you think out your purchase since they aren't cheap.